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Health Tip: Using Anti-Lock Brakes

-- Anti-lock brakes are designed to restore traction to your vehicle's tires during icy or slick road conditions.

They're meant to help prevent wheels from locking up, but they won't shorten stopping distance, the University of Iowa says.

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Health Tip: Perform Regular Skin Checks

-- Many skin cancers can be found early if you perform regular skin checks at home, the American Cancer Society says.

The best time to do a monthly exam is right after a bath or shower. You should check for any new or changed moles, blemishes or birthmarks.

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Health Tip: 5 Ways to Increase Self-Confidence

-- Do you have lingering feelings of self-doubt, insecurity and incompetence, despite evidence that you are skilled and successful?

The American Psychological Association calls this "imposter syndrome."

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Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Food Poisoning

-- One in six Americans gets food poisoning each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That adds up to 48 million cases annually.

The germs behind food poisoning and the symptoms they cause vary. But symptoms frequently include:

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Health Tip: Taking Fewer Naps

-- Has your doctor suggested taking fewer naps? Or are you ready to wean a child from napping?

The National Sleep Foundation suggests how:

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Health Tip: Maintain Brain Health

-- A healthy brain is necessary for a longer and fuller life.

But increasing rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are threats to maintaining a healthy brain, the American Heart Association warns.

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Health Tip: Succeed in Toilet Training

-- Potty training can be a difficult experience for parents and children, but with the right plan in place, it doesn't have to be.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions for implementing a successful potty-training plan:

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Health Tip: Prepare for High Winds

-- High winds can occur during a thunderstorm, hurricane or other strong weather system.

The National Weather Service suggests how to prepare for high winds:

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Health Tip: Create a Fire-Safety Plan

-- Working smoke alarms lower a person's chances of dying in a home fire by half, according to the National Safety Council. These alarms should be tested monthly.

In addition, you should have a

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